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ACL 2019: Why does the Star Wars theme song play when the gates open? There's a simple answer

Every year Austin City Limits plays the Star Wars theme song when the gates open, but why?

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin City Limits festival-goers were lined up, the gates were ready, and the Star Wars theme song was playing?

As odd as it sounds, playing this popular sci-fi film theme song has been a staple for ACL to play as the gates open up for the two weekend-long festival. 

The question to ask though is, why?

KVUE's Brittany Flowers tweeted at ACL, asking if anyone knew why they had this fun tradition and ACL had a simple response.

"Because it's epic!"

They're not wrong.

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WATCH: ACL 2019 plays Star Wars theme as gates open

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